Originally posted by RogueJSK: Holding the bowl close to your mouth or your head close to the bowl, shoveling the ends of some noodles in with chopsticks, and then slurping up, is the traditional way to eat slippery Asian noodles. (Yes, really.)
Originally posted by PCWyoming: I have always said I would starve to death if I had to use chopsticks.
I love using chopsticks, but, I won't hesitate long to resort to Western tableware when it's something beyond my chopsticks chops
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Thai noodles are easy, especially if you're using wooden chopsticks with tapered ends.
Try eating lai-fun with a pair made of plastic and non-tapered ends. They are thicker, denser, and cylindrical. If you don't have good control, it'll easily slip off, and splash broth onto your shirt. Don't order that on a date.
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Originally posted by Nismo: Just use a spoon and a fork. That's what most Thai people eat with anyways.
Exactly. They hold a large spoon in their dominant hand and load it up with a fork held in the other hand. Without the spoon you'll miss out on the yummy sauces which tend to be thinner than in some other Asian cuisines. (I used to date a Thai girl.)
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